June 27th, 2002. WWE Smackdown was on the air with Kurt Angle in the ring calling out anyone who was willing to take on the “very best in the business”. Inspired by a Vince K. McMahon speech of ruthless aggression, John Cena hit the ring. Throughout the match, he looked impressive. He managed to counter the “Angle Slam” and an ankle lock submission, however eventually he lost to a hard amateur-style pin. Since then, he’s won almost every single championship in WWE. You think with 11+ years of WWE service, he would actually learn how to wrestle!
Stephanie McMahon was in full Boss Lady bitchiness mode on RAW during her segment with Big Show. She began by calling out Big Show for his inexcusable actions at Battleground. From there, she insulted him by calling him worthless, heartless, soulless, and a poor excuse for a human being. Stephanie went as far as even throwing it up in Show’s face that her and HHH saved him from being evicted and did everything they could for Big Show. Big Show laughed and made a joke out of everything Stephanie was saying, but at the same time, he got serious with her when he called her out for telling him to knock out Daniel Bryan. Things got really heated between the two when Big Show called Brad Maddox Stephanie and her (to quote Big Show) her “son of a bitch” husband, prompting Stephanie McMahon to slap Big Show multiple times (OUCH!) and fire him. Although Stephanie was hoping Big Show would leave crying, he instead left laughing. Mission accomplished Stephanie? I don’t think so. In all seriousness, I was in love with this segment. This is the Stephanie McMahon that I remember watching from the Attitude Era days. Stephanie was such a bitchy boss, and it made the segment that much greater. She knows how to intimidate and put people in their places. It is always great for me to see Stephanie back on WWE TV, even if it is for a once in a while appearance. Ever since she has been on TV more often, I have been entertained by her bitchy, boss lady heel character that she plays to perfection. She completely owned Big Show throughout their entire segment with each other, and everything about Stephanie’s heel character was spot on, from her bitchy facial expressions to her mic skills. Stephanie’s Bossy Lady bitchiness and her segment with Big Show are why she is this week’s Most Valuable Diva.
AS I SEE IT: Dixie Carter is no Stephanie McMahon
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
First, if one heel owner storyline wasn’t bad enough, what’s worse?
How about a second, copycat storyline…by TNA…with Dixie Carter playing heel owner against babyface AJ Styles and face of the company (rather than its still considerable talent base) Hulk Hogan?
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WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon is a special guest speaker at the The Sports Business Journal’s 2012 Covington & Burling Sports Media & Technology Conference.
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Chyna, who is clamoring for a one night return to WWE to properly say goodbye to her fans, recounted the nature of her departure from the sports-entertainment company in 2001 on Twitter Sunday night.
She sorely recalled how she discovered that Triple H, her then-boyfriend, had been having an affair with Stephanie McMahon, as well as the aftermath, which included a behind closed doors confrontation with the WWE chief’s daughter. She wrote, “Let me ask all of my followers. Would you liketo know why I left the WWE? Ok then Let me explain this. If you didn’t know, Triple H & I were engaged during the time of the Mcmahon/Helmsley Takeover on Raw. About 6 months into that storyline, Paul would come home and start arguments with me for no reason and leave out for a few days. After he left one day, he left the Haliburton brief case that I gave him in the house. Now, I’m not one to be snooping but something just Didn’t feel right. I opened it up and found a love letter that Stephaniewrote to him a year earlier saying that she was in love with him. I called Vince up and told him what I found out. He just replied that the jig was up.